Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As part of activities to mark October as breast cancer awareness month, we engaged drivers in and around Agogo on the need for men to support and encourage their spouses living with breast cancer. The event was crowned with a free breast cancer screening.

Unfortunately, breast cancer has moved from becoming a public health concern to a developmental issue; our country is losing a lot of young women due to ignorance, fear of stigmatization, etc.

In my speech by the founder, Dr S.K Frimpong, he advised married men not to divorce their wives with breast cancer, but rather every married man should assist their wives in seeking early treatment because breast cancer could be cured if detected at the early stages.

The health officials from Agogo Presbyterian Hospital advised the women to carry out breast self-examination every month and ensure they visit an expert intermittently for clinical breast screening. They also encouraged women who have turned 40 years and above to visit the hospital for a mammogram.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and staff of Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, the traditional leaders of Agogo Traditional Council, the drivers, staff, and volunteers of RoyalAid Foundation, and everyone who in diverse ways supported this event.

Breast cancer is treatable and curable; together, we are stronger than cancer.

Credit: RoyalAid_Foundation

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